Scores

Final

Oral Roberts 76

(7-3, 2-0 Summit)

(6) Baylor 101

(9-1, 7-0 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 16, 2009

    1 2 T
    ORU 28 4876
    #6BAY 45 56101

    Top Performers

    Oral Roberts: K. Luper 32 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Baylor: B. Griner 34 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 11 Blk

    Griner, Jones power Baylor rout of Oral Roberts

    Associated Press

    WACO, Texas -- Brittney Griner had a record-setting night all around.

    The Baylor star had the first triple-double in school history and set a Big 12 record with 11 blocks as the Lady Bears (No. 5 ESPN/USA Today, No. 6 AP) beat Oral Roberts 101-76 on Wednesday night.

    Griner finished with 34 points and 13 rebounds, breaking the conference record of 10. Melissa Jones came close to a triple-double of her own, with 15 points, nine rebounds and nine steals.

    "Those kids are big-time players," Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said of Jones and Griner. "There are so many adjectives to describe these two, but I can tell you this, I'm a blessed coach. They brought their lunch pail. [Jones] brings it every day and [Griner] is learning to bring it every day."

    Morghan Medlock scored 16 for Baylor and Ashley Field had 15 points.

    Baylor (9-1) held the highest-scoring team in the nation well below its average of 91.6 points. Oral Roberts (7-3) shot 38.6 percent and had 27 turnovers, many in the lane as shooters altered their shots to avoid Griner.

    Kevi Luper scored 32 for Oral Roberts. She came into the game as the leading scorer in the country with 27.1 points a game.

    Griner played 36 minutes and had only one brief rest before sitting for good with Baylor up 93-72 with 2:43 remaining.

    Griner made 12 of her 20 shots from the field but missed three dunk attempts.

    "I told her to go up with two hands," Mulkey said. "Go up there with two hands and don't get lazy. She got lazy on those dunks."

    The Golden Eagles scored 28 points in the first half, their lowest this season.

    The game came one day after the death of the death of the school's founder and namesake, one of the first preachers to embrace television in the 1950s.

    "It's going to be a huge week at school with what that man means to our university and what he's done for our kids," Oral Roberts coach Jerry Finkbeiner said. "He loves basketball. That was his passion, besides evangelism."

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ORU
    BAY
    Points 76 101
    FG Made-Attempted 27-70 (.386) 34-66 (.515)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-27 (.333) 2-9 (.222)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-17 (.765) 31-38 (.816)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 27

    Game Leaders

     
    ORU
    BAY
    PointsK. Luper 32B. Griner 34
    ReboundsK. Luper 8B. Griner 13
    AssistsJ. Voelker 4K. Griffin 8
    StealsK. Luper 3M. Jones 9
    BlocksK. Luper 1B. Griner 11

    2009-10 Season

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